Certified Foot Reflexology Course

The Certified Foot Reflexology course is a combination of online training and hands-on practical training program in Foot Reflexology using the Reflexology Association of Canada’s course material. Upon completion of this course you will receive a professional certification as a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (R.C.R.T.)

To receive your RCRT designation you must pass a separate R.A.C. RCRT examination (see note below).

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Certified Foot Reflexology Course



  • You must be 18 years of age or older and/or completion of Grade 12


The purpose of this training course is outlined in the following objectives:

  • To gain a theoretical understanding and hands-on experience of how the body systems function under the heading of anatomy and physiology/patho-physiology.
  • To learn how to stimulate the areas of various reflexes on the foot (using the foot charts / body maps).
  • To achieve a high national and international standard of practicing reflexology.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the reflexology principles
  2. Increase knowledge about anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexology
  3. Understand the holistic functions of body systems
  4. Introduction to the reflexology chart and how reflexes are mapped
  5. Learn how to simulate reflexes for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
  6. Gather the information required to be prepared for practical reflexology courses


History and Theory of Reflexology 

  • Historical and theoretical overview and background of Reflexology
  • The healing crisis and how it affects the client and the healing process
  • Structure and function of the foot
  • How and why reflexology works as a therapeutic treatment
  • Zone and neural pathways of the body and related terminology

Biomechanics of the Foot & Foot Assessment Techniques

  • Identification of foot conditions and their origins
  • Assessment of the overall structure and condition of the foot
  • Foot terminology

Completing a Reflexology Health Record

  • Client-Practitioner interview process
  • Reasons for completing of a health record
  • Documenting a treatment session

Anatomy and Physiology

Covers an introduction and explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the organ systems in the body, conditions, terminology and how to locate the reflexes on the foot that correlate to each system. The systems include:

  • The Endocrine system
  • The Digestive system
  • The Urinary or Renal system
  • The Respiratory system
  • The Cardiovascular system
  • The Immune and Lymphatic system
  • The Reproductive system
  • The Musculoskeletal system
  • The Nervous System

Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions in Reflexology 

  • Explanation and breakdown of each condition and the related systems
  • Reflexes commonly affected within each condition
  • Treatment guidelines such as providing a healing environment, maintaining a hygienic practice, what to do before and after a session, the method, pace and technique of a full reflexology treatment session.

Business and Financial Information 

  • Health and insurance plans
  • Code of Conduct & Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Advertising & multi-media marketing
  • Professionalism
  • Successful business operations


  1. Learn proper foot reflexology therapy treatment sequences
  2. Learn how to simulate reflexes for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
  3. Learn proper therapy ergonomics and hand positions while performing treatments
  4. Learn how to properly complete a client intake form and case study
  5. Complete a minimum of 60 practical Case Studies
  6. Review theoretical and practical course content in order to complete the written exam

Training will also include:

  • R.A.C approved reflexology methods
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Standards of practice (developing treatment plans, session documentation, assessment, charting & evaluation)
  • Method, pacing, technique and finishing
  • Treatment sequences
  • Proper ergonomics and hand positions for therapists

Course Breakdown 

  • ONLINE (Zoom) classroom hours  = 14 hours
  • IN-PERSON classroom hours = 32 hours
  • Workbook practice = 30 hours
  • *Practicum of 60 case studies = 120 hours
  • Written exam  = 2 hours
  • **Mandatory In-Person Review classroom hours = 5 hours
  •  Practical Exam (completed within 1 year from the last day of the in-person training) = 2 hours
  • Receive a Foot Reflexology treatment by a R.A.C Certified Therapist, RCRT  – (Please keep a copy of the receipt or provide a confirmation letter including their RCRT membership number)

*Foot Reflexology Practicum / Case Studies The purpose of the Practicum is to develop treatment plans consisting of Health Records, session documentation, assessment documentation and progressive charting and evaluation for each practice client. The student must provide the examiner of the practical exam at least 60 sessions for examination and evaluation. The practicum should include a minimum of 6 clients. There shall be a minimum of 3 sessions for each client. These must be started after the last day of the practical class and the student shall have 1 year from the last day of the class to complete these.

**Mandatory Review – The Mandatory Review must be completed before you can take the practical exam. A 5-hour mandatory review is required after completing 25 out of your 60 case studies. At this time we will go over any questions you have, review all recordings of your case studies, and repeat a full treatment.  Each student must come prepared to present a case study. For those students who are unable to attend, there may be the option to attend by Zoom. When a student has successfully completed a Mandatory Review Class they will be allowed to charge a maximum of $20.00 for the each of the remaining case studies. In order to ensure protection for you and the client,  student liability insurance is required if you are charging a fee for service. 

Once you have successfully passed the written exam, review class and practical exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion as a certified reflexologist with West Coast Reflexology. This certification is recognized nationally and with the Reflexology Association of Canada.

Additional Fees 

Additional fees are required if you want to receive the Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (R.C.R.T.) designation and to join the Reflexology Association of Canada (R.A.C.).


  • $2058 ($500 deposit required to secure your registration)

Michele Mork teaching student reflexology.
Michele Mork Teacher in Excellence 2018.

Michele Mork, Licensed Canadian Reflexology Teacher, was awarded the RAC Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018.

Michele Mork demonstrates reflexology foot sequence.